You had a chance to guess some traditional elements which appear on Christmas tables in Poland.
That is how you answered to our guessing task:
Your ideas were really close, but there was no “bang on” answer.
The closest were: biscuit / sugar cakes (for guessing 1) and bread / host (for guessing 2).
It`s hight time to give away our secret about traditional food for Christmas.
There are many dishes we prepare for Christmas Eve (we eat ceremonial family dinner then and receive presents!) and for next two Christmas Days. Some of the dishes are prepaired from cabbage, peas or mushrooms. We eat fish soup or mushroom soup or even borsh with dumplings – depending on family traditions. In Poland we have also many sweets which are typical for Christmas. There are sweets with poppy seeds, almonds, walnuts and many others.
We have sent you one of them – GINGERBREAD BISCUITS, covered with icing. Children in Poland prefer to have them handmade – they usually prepare gingerbread biscuits at home and ornament them with sugar sweets.
There is also a special kind of bread, simmilar to host, which is called “CHRISTMAS WAFER“. While Christmas Eve dinner all family members share this piece of Christmas wafer as a sign of forgiveness and love. We also wish to each other while holding this wafer in hands.
It is not the Christian Host which we receive during Holy Communion as the blessed Christ Body, so you can freely taste it.
We share this piece of white bread with you and wish you all the best for Christmas and whole year 2013!